§ 17-3-510 Circuit Public Defender Selection Panel; county representation; nomination of Circuit Public Defender; election by the Commission on Indigent Defense
§ 17-3-520 Circuit public defender; qualifications; responsibilities
§ 17-3-530 Chief county public defenders; responsibilities and duties
§ 17-3-540 Maintenance and staffing of county public defender offices
§ 17-3-550 Funding
§ 17-3-560 Administration of funds
§ 17-3-570 Administration of personnel
§ 17-3-580 Public defenders; requirements as to employment
§ 17-3-590 Office space and equipment
§ 17-3-600 Existing contracts for providing indigent defense services

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 17 > Chapter 3 > Article 5

  • Administering county: means the county within each circuit with which the circuit public defender has an agreement for the administering of indigent defense funds distributed from the State and the counties within the circuit for the provision of indigent defender services within each circuit. See South Carolina Code 17-3-5
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Circuit public defender: means the head of a public defender office providing indigent defense representation within a given judicial circuit of this State. See South Carolina Code 17-3-5
  • Circuit public defender office: means the office of one of the several circuit public defenders. See South Carolina Code 17-3-5
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Commission: means the Commission on Indigent Defense. See South Carolina Code 17-3-5
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Public defender: means an attorney who is employed in a circuit public defender office or who represents an indigent person pursuant to a contractual arrangement with a circuit public defender office. See South Carolina Code 17-3-5
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.